TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Reports

Seattle Sounders FC are angling to sign attacking midfielder Albert Rusnak via free agency, according to Niko Moreno and Jeremiah Oshan of Sounder At Heart.

Rusnak, a 27-year-old Slovakian international, has been a Designated Player and captain for Real Salt Lake. Since first coming to MLS in 2017, he has 41 goals and 39 assists across 140 appearances (135 starts) for the club.

Ahead of RSL’s run to the Western Conference Final in 2021, he told MLSsoccer.com’s Tom Bogert that he’d “love to stay” in Utah. But as of now, the out-of-contract star hasn’t sorted his future.

At Seattle, there are several RSL connections that could shift Rusnak in that direction. Assistant coach Freddy Juarez was RSL’s head coach before joining Seattle midseason last September. And Sounders sporting director Craig Waibel originally brought Rusnak to MLS during his own Claret & Cobalt days, arriving from Eredivisie side Groningen.

Rusnak is among the league’s highest-profile free agents this offseason. A full list of eligible players can be found here.